Md. Legislative Black Caucus Agenda

The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (LBCM) has been working to improve the quality of life for millions by meeting with community leaders and proactively engaging the citizens. The first day of session, Jan....

Ferguson and Baltimore: Demonstrating Violence

As protesters gathered in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson to mark the one year anniversary of Michael Brown Jr.’s death at the hands of a White police officer, two groups of young people...

Rev. Al Sharpton…Let’s Reclaim the Dream on Aug. 28

(NNPA) - Forty-seven years ago, our nation was in the midst of uncertainty, trepidation, fear, frustration, anger and unrest.  Forty-seven years ago, we were simultaneously hopeful, dedicated, ambitious, determined and resilient.  Forty-seven years ago,...

D.C.’s Public Charter School Students Deserve Funding Equality

Recently, the D.C. Association of Chartered Public Schools, Eagle Academy Public Charter School and Washington Latin Public Charter School filed in court to require the District of Columbia government to end its practice of...

The 47th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Saturday will mark the 47th anniversary of the historic March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his powerful “I Have a Dream” speech. Dr. King’s message of equality, unity, democracy and...

Straight-Up Talk about Testosterone

It's almost impossible to turn on the TV or open a newspaper (or website) without hearing about testosterone deficiency in men. We're barraged with information that ranges from scientifically correct concerns about a very...

Paying Homage to the Black Caregiver

As a little boy, I would ride in the backseat of my mother’s car. There I witnessed her and other women routinely checking in on elderly friends and family. Some would talk a lot...

TITHES VS. TAXES

Trice Edney – There was a time when I didn’t tithe.  I, like many people, dropped my few dollars in the collection plate when it came around or when I was on my way...

Getting at the Root of Black “Homophobic” Speech

I've received an overwhelming response to my recent piece about The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's (GLAAD) demand for CNN to fire Roland Martin due to what they perceived as homophobic tweets. Most...

Children of Color Need a Level Playing Ground

Some of our children may be falling behind by the time they reach the starting line. There is mounting evidence that many of the gaps facing communities of color – gaps in income, literacy and...

Who Pays for Police Officers’ Misbehavior?

Ever since President Bill Clinton apologized for the Tuskegee syphilis “experiment” in 1997, we have heard calls for apologies from the government and individuals for a myriad of transgressions against Black people. I came...

Ruling on Black Colleges Presents Maryland with Stark Choice

The state of Maryland faces a stark choice with respect to its treatment of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). A federal court recently ruled that Maryland’s educational policies are unconstitutional and violate the...

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